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Fire Sale (1977)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  6 January 1978 (West Germany)
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Benny and his wife Ruthie a getting set to drive down to Florida, but Benny needs someone to look after his store while he's gone. Though he doesn't think much of him, Benny hands the ... See full summary »

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Ezra Fikus
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Russel Fikus
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Benny Fikus
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Marion Fikus
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Ruth Fikus
Barbara Dana ...
Virginia
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Sherman
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Al
Byron Stewart ...
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Oliver Clark ...
Mr. Blossom
William Bogert ...
Insurance Doctor (as Bill Bogert)
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MacIntyre Dixon ...
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John Batiste ...
M.D. #1
Augusta Dabney ...
Mrs. Cooper
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Benny and his wife Ruthie a getting set to drive down to Florida, but Benny needs someone to look after his store while he's gone. Though he doesn't think much of him, Benny hands the responsibility over to his son, Russel. While Russel doesn't get much respect from his parents, he's better off than his brother, Ezra, whom Benny has gone so far as to disown. Ezra is currently battling with his work (coach of a high school basketball team that hasn't won in ages) and his wife (who keeps nagging him that she wants to have a baby as soon as possible) at the same time. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The Fikus Family: They're Not Roasted. They're Not Salted. They're Just Plain Nuts.

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What a freak show!
26 July 2003 | by (PA, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was definitely overlooked as a classic. Strange, yes; bizzare, oh yes! but funny if you have a strange sense of humor. Monty Python and Benny Hill fans may like the strange and off-beat humor of this movie, other humor fans may be wondering what this is about. The secret is that what you see is what you get: what you see on the screen is what this movie is about. This is a disfunctional family before the term became fashionable. I loved the characters' goofiness, and the way that the actors portrayed them. Alan Arkin, Vincent Gardenia, and Rob Reiner were the "stars" of this movie, but they wouldn't have gone anywhere without the supporting cast of characters. Uncle Sherman, Marian, Ruthie,and of course, Captain F#@k, rounded out the chaacters. Not getting into the plot of the movie (which there was none, really) : there was no stoy plot or character arc - it was just fun and goofy comedy. I just wish it was offered on VHS or DVD!


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